Silver lining to season’s end

Fleet chairman and owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi got up close and personal with the Kent Senior Cup yesterday following his side’s 4-0 win over Dover Athletic at Priestfield Stadium. With the Fleet’s name engraved on the ever-growing base of the trophy for the eighth time – in addition to the nine times that Northfleet United and Gravesend United won it between them – the Fleet directors posed for a photograph with the historic cup.

Dr Al-Humaidi watched from the Medway Stand as Fleet and their manager Steve Brown picked up the first trophy of the new KEH Sports-led era – and he hopes to repeat the feat on Saturday when he will once again be present in the directors’ box to watch the Promotion Final.

He told FleetOnline: “What a fantastic day and our first trophy under KEH ownership. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be the Chairman of this wonderful football club. The support for the team was magnificent and the players were outstanding on the day and scored four brilliantly taken goals. Saturday will be a massive day for everyone at the club and I hope our supporters will turn out in big numbers to support the team. They deserve no less!”

Having witnessed the Fleet’s win over Bromley in the semi-finals, Dr Al-Humaidi has postponed his return to Kuwait so he can watch one of Kent’s most eagerly awaited matches in years.

Pictured below with the Kent Senior Cup are (from left) directors David Testa and Stuart Butler-Gallie, Dr Al-Humaidi and vice chairman Peter Varney.



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